Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 4620 m


  • Trek throughout the classy Khopra Ridge
  • Bird’s eye view of the highest Himalayas as Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Bahrasikhar, Machhapuchre, and like.
  • Diversified flora and fauna
  • Hidden and treasured Khayar Lake
  • Pass through the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki
  • The unmapped trekking route of Annapurna Conservation Area

Khopra Danda Trek is an emerging trekking route and is comparatively less occupied by tourists than other routes of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Though Khopra Danda Trek is less occupied, it leaves no stone unturned to mesmerize travelers with the majestic view of mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Lamjung, Hiuchuli, Fang, and the like.

Adventure-loving visitors choose the Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek route to explore the diversity of flora and fauna along with the alluring view of the mountains. Luckily hikers may even encounter wildlife on their trail. You traverse through meadows, ridges, rivers, woods, and narrow-steep hill paths.

The unmapped trekking route of Annapurna Region, Arm’s length view of Annapurna Range along with other mountains Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, Traverse through meadows, ridges, rivers, woods, and narrow-steep hill path by exploring the diversified flora and fauna, Community-based tourism management facilitating close observation of local lifestyle, Sneak peek of Himalayas from each window of tea house at Khopra Danda, Distinct Khayar Lake with an immense religious value of nearby Barahi temple.

The trail passes through Nepali villages and their cozy tea houses so it is popular as the Khopra Ridge community trek. You have more exposure to the local lifestyle and culture. Along with nature’s crafts, Khopra Trek showcases the ethnic group, culture, and language of Nepal. Additionally, if you are interested in religious values you can visit the renowned Barahi Temple located in the region which is an option for you. The sound walk having local cheese and dairy products energizes the body. Khopra Trek provides a great opportunity to spend time in one of the most panoramic houses which allows a sneaking peek of the Himalayas from each window.

For pleasant trekking to Khopra Danda 2024, the Nepal Adventure Team has a well-planned package for enthusiastic travelers from all around the world. The trip starts as you land in Kathmandu Valley and pass by Pokhara Valley to begin the adventure of Khopra Trek.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02Drive to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m) - 08 hours.
  • Day 03Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) – 4 hours
  • Day 04Trek to Tadapani (2520m) - 04 hours
  • Day 05Hike to Dobato (3,420m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 06Trek to Chistibung (3,000m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 07Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,640m) - 03 hours.
  • Day 08Free day at Khopra Ridge for an optional hike to holy Khayar Lake, 4,620 m.
  • Day 09Trek to Swata (2,200m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 10Trek to Ulleri (1960m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 11Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara - 06 hours.
  • Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
  • Day 13Final departure
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal Nepal, Adventure Team staff, and guide will receive you. You are dropped to respective hotels in the popular hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. After a refreshment break our guide/leader will brief with information regarding hotels, Nepali culture, tours, and Khopra Ridge Trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with folk cultural program.

    • Meals: Welcome Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 02 Drive to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m) - 08 hours.

    Early morning drive of about 08 hours to popular tourism hub Pokhara allowing you to explore the Nepali living style. You are settled to hotels of Pokhara and can enjoy the peaceful and fresh vibes of the city that are highly appreciated by people from all around the world. Besides, sightseeing is optional for you. (30minutes flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu is available as per request with additional charges).

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 820m
  • Day 03 Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) – 4 hours

    We move towards the westward of Pokhara to reach Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. We march forward through Birethathi from Nayapul to meet our station, Ghandruk for the night stay. This day would be a warm-up day for further hiking days. Ghandruk is usually popular for the view it provides, the Gurung culture it treasures and the sound environment well decorated by the culture and nature. You can explore the Ghandruk village. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Ghandruk
    • Altitude: 1940m
  • Day 04 Trek to Tadapani (2520m) - 04 hours

    Waking up with an eye-pleasing view of mountains as Annapurna South (7,219 meters), Hiunchuli (6,441 meters), Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters) at Ghadruk, you enjoy the Nepali village far away from crowd and hustles of cities. You can roam around the Ghandruk village before heading for Tadapani. The trails are enriched with the oak and rhododendron woods and in seasons the trail becomes pinkish with the blooming rhododendron flowers. With no doubt, Tadapani also offers a panoramic view of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna II (7,937 meters), Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Annapurna IV (7,525 meters), Lamjung Himal (6,931 meters).

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Tadapani
    • Altitude: 2520m
  • Day 05 Hike to Dobato (3,420m) - 05 hours.

    From Tadapani, we divert our way from the most trekked trail of Ghorepani and Annapurna Base Camp. You feel the chilly breeze which would lower your body temperature despite you have to climb up the hill. You reach Isharu village after about 2 and half hours of walk and have lunch to energize your body for the further trek. Rhododendron forest showers you with greeneries and shadow in your path. Even Dobato is a village greeting you with a panoramic view of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna. If your time and energy permits, you can climb to Multi Viewpoint nearby Dobato for sunset view

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Dobato
    • Altitude: 3420m
  • Day 06 Trek to Chistibung (3,000m) - 05 hours.

    For the alluring sunrise views, you can climb to the Muldai viewpoint. Then, have breakfast and head in your trails which is much peace-giving through its nature’s beauty. On this day, you have to walk down as well as up through the woods. With an hour's walk, you reach Bayli Kharka. Bali Kharka is an open green area giving a close view of Dhaulagiri. Further, three hours walk lead to Chistibung village which is our place for the stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Chistibung
    • Altitude: 3000m
  • Day 07 Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,640m) - 03 hours.

    Have a large breakfast or carry some energy bars as you have to reach your ultimate destination which is located in a high hill. You may require taking frequent rest before reaching Khopra Ridge. With the 3hours of the walk, you settle to Khopra Ridge and have lunch with the most pleasing view of mountains, ridges, hills, and terrain. On the path, you could encounter diversified flora and fauna as Himalayan Tahr, Danfe, and like. Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Bahrasikhar, along with their foothills are visible at a close distance from Khopra Ridge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Khopra Ridge
    • Altitude: 3640m
  • Day 08 Free day at Khopra Ridge for an optional hike to holy Khayar Lake, 4,620 m.

    This day of Khopra Ridge Trek, you can just explore around the Kopra ridge and relax or you can choose to hike more. You can climb up to Khayar Lake and trek back to Khopra Ridge as Khayar Lake has no settlement and area where you can stay. So this day may be a little hectic one for you as you have to reach Khayar Lake, enjoy the view and surroundings and then return to tea house lodge at Khopra Ridge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Khopra Ridge
    • Altitude: 3640m
  • Day 09 Trek to Swata (2,200m) - 05 hours.

    After the wonderful stay at Khopra Ridge and optional Khayar lake Trek, you step towards Kathmandu begin. On this day you have to walk down and stay at one of the villages named Swata. With the steep downhill walk for around 5hours, you reach Swata for the comfy night. Gradually, you could feel the difference in temperature and environment as you reach nearer to Swata. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Swata
    • Altitude: 2200m
  • Day 10 Trek to Ulleri (1960m) - 05 hours.

    The woods and chilly breeze make you feel the trek much easier despite these long walks. You just descend hills by enjoying the greeneries and views offered throughout the trail. Ulleri is a popular village that comes on the way to Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani. People usually find it difficult to climb uphill to reach Ulleri from Nayapul. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Ulleri
    • Altitude: 1960m
  • Day 11 Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara - 06 hours.

    After a delightful stay at Ulleri, we hike down to Nayapul from where our trek was started. Nepal Adventure Team staff would be waiting for the trekking team to drive to Pokhara. Now the travelers are settled to their respective hotels and provided leisure time to them.

    • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Pokhara
    • Altitude: 820m
  • Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

    We drive back to Kathmandu through a tourist bus as the way we came to Pokhara. You are transferred to respective hotels with leisure time for relaxation and shopping souvenirs. (30minutes flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara is available as per request with additional charges). 

    • Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 13 Final departure

    The adventures and breathtaking Khopra Ridge Khayer Lake Trek ends here on the 13th day. You will be dropped to the airport by our staff as per your flight schedule. Nepal Adventure Team appreciates you for completing the trek and bid you warm see off with the hope to serve you further in the following days.

    • Meals: Breakfast

Trip Map

Khopra Danda (Ridge) Khayer Lake Trek map

What's Included


  • Airport pick-up and drop-by car
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan basis
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu -Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
  • 2-night hotel in Pokhara on BB plan basis
  • Pokhara to Nayapul - Pokhara by car
  • 8 Night tea/house accommodation at a mountain
  • All meals like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee in a cup
  • ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide/porter and their salary, travel, food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  • First Aid medical kit Bag
  • Trekking map, duffle bag, and company T-short
  • Government VAT and local taxes


  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Extra drinks alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide, and porters


Useful Information

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected].

Means of Transport

Tourist bus or private vehicle and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore, before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued, medically assisted during the trip, or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Solo Travellers

We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of the same sex though while he can also join the other groups.

Foods and Accommodations

All meals will be provided during the trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodation is simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
Note: Single rooms are always available but only on special requests and spending extra bucks.

Health and Fitness Required

No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

Your Guide and Porter

Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. Our Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gear they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25 kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well-paid and well-treated.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking to the Khopra Danda (Ridge) trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.

Equipment and Packing Lists

After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack the necessary items as listed:

  • Travel documents: passport, visa (if you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
  • Bank cards, credit cards, travelers' cheques, etc
  • Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
  • 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
  • Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
  • Gloves- 2 pairs.
  • T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
  • A cap for the day and a woolen hat or balaclava for evening/morning wear.
  • Trousers.
  • Shorts and tracksuits.
  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
  • Large and small towels.
  • Toiletries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sun /snow glass.
  • Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
  • First Aid/medical kit.
  • Rucksack/backpack.
  • Duffel Bags (carried by porters or animals).
  • Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
  • Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
  • Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
  • Personal hygiene stuff.
  • Any other extras you feel are necessary like binoculars, cameras, books, journals, and more.

Precautionary Note:

Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

Additional Money

Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guidance is always there for your safety concerns and to look after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. Hotels have a safety deposit box where a lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to

  • Respect local laws, customs, and beliefs
  • Always ask for permission before doing something locally or consult the leader
  • Keep the area the same as you found it, wherever you go, and dispose of rubbish
  • Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

Feedback and Reviews

This is very, very important to us. After your trip, we want your feedback on whether it is good or bad since that's the way we can thrive further. To motivate you to finish the review or feedback online, we are going to give you an 8% discount on your next trip with us. Outstanding, ain't it?

Additional Information

For all additional information, go to Contact Us by message and call Mr. Jeevan Thapa Magar at +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp) 

Client Reviews

  • Elena Petrova
    Rating Review by: Elena Petrova, Russian Federation

    Breathtaking Beauty

    Reaching Khayer Lake felt like a spiritual journey, surrounded by pristine landscapes and snow-capped peaks. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the trek both safe and enjoyable. The Khopra Danda Khayer Lake Trek was a breathtaking experience that left me in awe of Nepal's natural beauty.

  • Fernandez
    Rating Review by: Fernandez, Spain

    Unforgettable Trek

    The trail provided breathtaking views of the mountains, lush forests, and picturesque villages along the way. Reaching Khopra Ridge and gazing at the Annapurna range was an experience I'll never forget. The trek to Khayer Lake was challenging but immensely rewarding, with stunning natural beauty all around.